Pyramid and Frustrum of Pyramid, Ross Solid #11

This is the eleventh in a series of models illustrating the volume of solids designed by William Wallace Ross, a school superintendent and mathematics teacher in Fremont, Ohio. The unpainted wooden model has a square base and four equal triangles for sides. A plane parallel to the base divides it into a square pyramid and the frustum of a square pyramid. A paper label on the model reads: Frustum of a Pyramid. Another mark on this label reads: (See Metallic Frustum). A mark on another paper label reads: Pyramid.
Compare models 1985.0112.205 through 2012.0112.217. For further information about Ross models, including references, see 1985.0112.191.
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1895
Ross, W. W.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 15.2 cm x 7.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 5 31/32 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 9/16 in
place made
United States: Ohio, Fremont
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Science & Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Wesleyan University
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